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NSC 2008: Jim Kramer [#48]

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On this page, you will find information about Jim Kramer, who is competing at the 2008 National SCRABBLE® Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 15-13, -436, and is ranked #44 in Division 1.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Given name(s): Jim
Surname(s): Kramer
Home: Roseville, MN, United States
Awards: 2006 U.S. Scrabble Open Champion
Occupation: Proofreader
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 103/302, 12-10 +288
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 152, 11-10 +227
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 104/149, 12-14 +101
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 104/149, 12-14 +101
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 48/176, 15-12 +648
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 52/176, 15-12 +327
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 20/134, 16-11 +710
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 21/108, 16-11 +459
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 4/126, 20-11 +1381
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 8/98, 20-11 +1020
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 11/132, 19-12 +1089
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 50/172, 17-13 -344
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 9/87, 17-11 +1495
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 1/76, 21- 7 +1351
WSC 1997 Rank: 81
WSC 2001 Rank: 3
WSC 2003 Rank: 5
WSC 2005 Rank: 61
Round by Round

High score: 524
Average for: 402
Average against: 418

Round 1

[photo of Mike Paxson]

Kramer played #69 Mike Paxson (Bloomington, IN) and won 430 to 411 (a spread of 19).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 1-0, +19.

Round 2

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Kramer played #56 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and won 361 to 321 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 2-0, +59.

Round 3

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Kramer played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and won 390 to 367 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 3-0, +82.

Round 4

[photo of Keith Smith]

Kramer played #94 Keith Smith (Austin, TX) and won 401 to 385 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 4-0, +98.

Round 5

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Kramer played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and lost 316 to 435 (a spread of -119).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 4-1, -21.

Round 6

[photo of Matt Graham]

Kramer played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and lost 350 to 493 (a spread of -143).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 4-2, -164.

Round 7

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Kramer played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) and won 393 to 344 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 5-2, -115.

Round 8

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Kramer played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and won 442 to 356 (a spread of 86).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 6-2, -29.

Round 9

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Kramer played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and won 398 to 388 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 7-2, -19.

Round 10

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Kramer played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and won 396 to 349 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 8-2, +28.

Round 11

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Kramer played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 321 to 438 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 8-3, -89.

Round 12

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Kramer played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and won 429 to 422 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 9-3, -82.

Round 13

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Kramer played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and lost 396 to 447 (a spread of -51).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 9-4, -133.

Round 14

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Kramer played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 350 to 552 (a spread of -202).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 9-5, -335.

Round 15

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Kramer played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and lost 382 to 498 (a spread of -116).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 9-6, -451.

Round 16

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

Kramer played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and lost 422 to 466 (a spread of -44).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 9-7, -495.

Round 17

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Kramer played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 366 to 433 (a spread of -67).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 9-8, -562.

Round 18

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Kramer played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and won 449 to 399 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 10-8, -512.

Round 19

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Kramer played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and lost 350 to 448 (a spread of -98).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 10-9, -610.

Round 20

[photo of David Koenig]

Kramer played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and won 436 to 371 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 11-9, -545.

Kramer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 21

[photo of Howard Pistol]

Kramer played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and won 407 to 346 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 12-9, -484.

Round 22

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Kramer played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and lost 399 to 426 (a spread of -27).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 12-10, -511.

Round 23

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Kramer played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 524 to 421 (a spread of 103).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 13-10, -408.

Round 24

[photo of Scott Appel]

Kramer played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and won 507 to 366 (a spread of 141).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 14-10, -267.

Round 25

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Kramer played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 279 to 523 (a spread of -244).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 14-11, -511.

Round 26

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Kramer played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and lost 474 to 509 (a spread of -35).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 14-12, -546.

Round 27

[photo of David Weisberg]

Kramer played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and lost 430 to 461 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 14-13, -577.

Round 28

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Kramer played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and won 467 to 326 (a spread of 141).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 15-13, -436.


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